Doylestown, Pa. | $2 Million
A recently renovated 1867 house with 4 bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, on a 0.2-acre lot
This home is a couple of blocks from the middle of the borough, inside walking distance of a movie show, a live music venue and various coffee shops, pubs and restaurants. It is near several museums, including Bucks County Civil War Museum and Library; Michener Art Museum, which has a sculpture garden; and Mercer Museum, which has a big collection of early American tools and vehicles.
A SEPTA station is lower than a mile away; from there, trains make the trip to Center City Philadelphia in about an hour and a half. New Hope, Pa., is a 20-minute drive. Trenton, N.J., is 45 minutes away.
Size: 3,908 square feet
Price per square foot: $512
Indoors: A wrought-iron fence lined with neat hedges separates this property from the road. The front door, set beneath a covered porch, opens right into a foyer with stairs that ascend to the second level and hardwood floors that proceed throughout the home.
To the proper is a family room with a fire that has a marble mantel. To the left is a front room connected to a dining room by a large, column-flanked doorway.
Behind the dining room is an updated kitchen with a six-burner, double-oven Wolf range, a Sub-Zero refrigerator and a middle island that holds a built-in microwave, a warming drawer and a beverage refrigerator. Off the kitchen are a powder room and an elevator that stops in any respect three floors.
Two bedrooms are on the second floor, including the first suite, which has a bedroom with an ornamental fireplace; a spacious closet and dressing room with built-in storage; and a full bathroom. Next door is a guest room that may very well be used as an office or sitting room. At the tip of the hall is a second full bathroom.
The other two bedrooms and a full bathroom are on the third floor, together with a comfortable library and an open space that may very well be used as a den or playroom.
Outdoor space: Behind the home is a brick patio framed by grass and mature trees, with enough space for lounge chairs and a barbecue. The detached garage holds two cars and has a lofted storage area. There is room to park several more cars in the big driveway.
Taxes: $8,604 (estimated)
Contact: Lisa Povlow, Keller Williams Real Estate, Doylestown, 215-340-5700; doylestownproperties.com
Livingston, Mont. | $1.995 Million
An Victorian house with 4 bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, on a 0.2-acre lot
Livingston, a city with a population of roughly 9,000, is about half an hour east of Bozeman and about 90 minutes from Yellowstone National Park. This home is on a large street inside walking distance of restaurants, breweries, gift shops, an independent bookstore and a public library.
Sacajawea Park is inside half a mile, on the Yellowstone River. Public elementary, middle and high schools are concerning the same distance away. Driving to Lewiston takes a bit of greater than two hours. Missoula is a three-and-a-half-hour drive.
Size: 4,353 square feet
Price per square foot: $458
Indoors: A paved path runs from the sidewalk to steps ascending to a large, column-flanked covered porch, where a pair of leaded-glass doors opens right into a tiled vestibule. From there, one other pair of wood-and-glass doors opens right into a foyer with hardwood floors and an ornate staircase with a built-in bench. A powder room is off this space.
The hardwood floors proceed to the proper, right into a front room with multiple windows. This space is open to a windowed dining area and the kitchen beyond, which has custom-made wood cabinets, chrome steel appliances, an extended center island and access to the back porch through a door topped by a stained-glass transom window.
All 4 bedrooms are on the second floor, reached by the steps within the foyer. The primary bedroom is behind the home, overlooking the backyard; it has an en suite bathroom with a glass-walled shower. The bedroom round the corner has a bay of windows in an alcove with enough room to carry a cushty chair or a small desk. At the alternative end of the hall are two more bedrooms, each sufficiently big to carry a queen-size bed, and a toilet with a combined tub and shower.
Outdoor space: The porch off the kitchen currently holds a grill. It steps all the way down to a backyard shaded by mature trees and lined with raised garden boxes. The detached garage holds six cars and has space for storing fishing equipment and ski gear.
Taxes: $7,896 (estimated)
Contact: Kim Viers Busby, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, 406-223-7721; bhhs.com
San Francisco | $1.995 Million
A 1933 Tudor Revival house with three bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, on a 0.1-acre lot
This storybook house is a couple of blocks from the expansive meadows and walking trails at Sigmund Stern Recreation Grove. It is a 10-minute walk from a bustling stretch of West Portal Avenue with a sushi restaurant, a pharmacy and a coffee shop. San Francisco State University and Lake Merced Park are lower than 10 minutes away by automobile.
Driving across the Golden Gate Bridge into Marin County takes half an hour. Oakland and Berkeley are about 40 minutes away. San Francisco International Airport is a 20-minute drive.
Size: 2,785 square feet
Price per square foot: $716
Indoors: A paved path leads from the road, across the front lawn and thru an archway, to exterior stairs that ascend to the foremost entrance.
Beyond the brink is a foyer with parquet floors that proceed right into a front room with high, wood-beamed ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace with its original mantel and huge windows overlooking the neighborhood.
Through a large doorway with a scalloped arch is a dining room with original crown molding and built-in cabinets. The dining room has access to a small deck and to the kitchen, which has gray and white cabinetry, chrome steel appliances and a window over the sink with a view of the deck. A windowed breakfast room with more original crown molding is off the kitchen.
A hallway extending from the foyer results in two bedrooms behind the home, including the first bedroom, which is sufficiently big to carry a king-size bed. These two bedrooms have the usage of side-by-side bathrooms, one with a walk-in shower and the opposite with a combined tub and shower.
The third bedroom is on the road level, with its own exterior entrance. It has an en suite bathroom and access to a den and a kitchen. An office with one other full bathroom can also be on this floor, with a side-by-side washer and dryer nearby.
Outdoor space: The backyard, which is accessible from the lower level, has a sitting area framed by rocks and succulents. It is enclosed by a wood fence lined with landscaping. The attached garage holds one automobile.
Taxes: $24,936 (estimated)
Contact: Wendy Storch, Sotheby’s International Realty, San Francisco Brokerage, 415-519-6091; sothebysrealty.com
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